Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary

January 23rd

B.J. (Bill) Lawhon

January 23, 2013

B.J. (Bill) Lawhon, age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Abilene Regional Medical Center.
Masonic graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Garden of Memories with the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 A.F. and A.M. officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

William Hollis Robison

January 23, 2013

William Hollis Robison, age 82, of Salado, Texas, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2013. He was born on Sept. 9, 1930, to William and Laura Mae Robison in the small town of Shallowater, Texas. After several moves in his childhood, the family made Sweetwater, Texas their home. He attended Sweetwater High School and served as Senior Class President in 1948. From there, he attended McMurray College in Abilene where he worked as a soda jerk at the local drug store.

January 22nd

Sandra Jean Blakeney

January 22, 2013

Sandra Jean Blakeney passed away at her home on Monday, Jan. 22, 2013.
She was born June 9, 1946 in Edna, Texas to Clifton R. and Wilma Smith. She married Joel W. Blakeney on Nov. 10, 1966, in Midland, Texas. They had three sons, James E. Blakeney, Joel W. Blakeney and Robert C. Blakeney.
She was a member of the Word of God Church in Sweetwater, and a good Christian who was a devoted worker at her church. She considered members of the church to be her family and close friends. She also helped many people that were in need.

Robert P. “Bobby” Gomez

January 22, 2013

Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Robert P. "Bobby" Gomez, 61, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Charles Okonkwo officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited by Lupe Medellin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Gomez died Sunday, Jan. 20, at his home.

Jerry D. Heflin

January 22, 2013

Jerry D. Heflin, 74, of Marble Falls, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2013. He was born April 29, 1938, in Girard, Texas to parents who were both of Native American ancestry. His father, W.T. Heflin was of Tonkawa ancestry and his mother, Lola Mae (Waldon) Heflin was Cherokee and Irish.
As a young man, Jerry served three years in the United States Army and received training in California and was later deployed to Korea where he served as a pilot for all types of water craft.

Bob Horn

January 22, 2013

Bob Horn, 83, of Coahoma, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012 at  Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard, Texas.

January 19th

Martha Jean Elliott

January 19, 2013

Memorial services for Martha Jean Elliott, 54, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Final disposition will be cremation under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Elliot died Saturday, Jan. 19, at her home in Sweetwater.
She was born Aug. 2, 1958 in Big Spring. Martha was a homemaker and had been living in Sweetwater since 2002, before moving from Midland, Texas where she lived for several years.

January 18th

James Palmer Bowman, Jr.

January 18, 2013

James Palmer Bowman, Jr., 51, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, in Grant’s Pass, Oregon.
He was born Feb. 3, 1961, in Minot, North Dakota to James Bowman and Florence (Betty) McCarty Bowman.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Bowman of Wichita Falls, Texas; sisters, Kathryn Shadley and husband Frank of Sweetwater, Sally Trafford and husband Richard of Sweetwater and Marjorie Winders and brother, Harry Bowman, both of Wichita Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at the Southside Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, in Wichita Falls.

Rannie Paul Hampton

January 18, 2013

Rannie Paul Hampton, age 63, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
Rannie has been Superintendent in Construction working for General Contractors in Texas, Egypt and Honduras after serving his country in the United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; and daughters, Barbara and Lauren Hampton; step daughter, Dierdre and husband Vince Harbal of Arlington; mother, Sarah R. Hampton; brothers, D. Mark and wife Jackie Hampton and Tim L. Hampton; uncle, Van and Neta Baucum, all of Sweetwater.

January 15th

Clara L. Duncan

January 15, 2013

Clara L. Duncan, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Clara was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Vernon, Texas to Ernest and Elizabeth (Bunker) Keenan. She was a member of the Church of Christ and also worked as a technician for Texas Instruments.

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